Andrew Marr reportedly recovering, following stroke

THE Scots broadcaster, Andrew Marr, is reportedly recovering in hospital, following a stroke.

Reports the BBC, Marr took ill yesterday.

A statement says: “The hospital confirmed he has had a stroke. His doctors say he is responding to treatment.”

His programmes, The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4’s Start The Week, will continue to be broadcast with guest presenters in his absence.

The statement added: “His family have asked for their privacy to be respected as he recovers.

“His colleagues and the whole BBC wish him a speedy recovery.”

The BBC report continues: “Born in Glasgow, Marr, 53, began his career in journalism on The Scotsman newspaper in 1981, later moving to London to become its political correspondent.

“He was part of the team which launched The Independent in 1986, later becoming its editor.

“He joined the BBC as political editor, in May 2000.”